The foundation offers small grants of up to $5000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social and political history or archaeology.

In most cases, grants will be used to support travel to China for a month or two of research or field work.  They may also be used to supplement other funding for research in China or Taiwan, when the alternative funding restricts research in one of those areas. Grants may also be used to develop the research skills of grantees, including the skill and capacity to conduct independent research in archives, libraries, and research sites in Asia and in Chinese language sources. Grants are available for graduate students and untenured faculty for projects on modern Chinese history and for undergraduate and graduate students as well as untenured faculty in archaeology